Digital Narratives
a Lecture by João Paulo Simões
delivered on 19th October 2016 at The University of Leicester

"Whatever the format, the biggest mistake in storytelling is to think you have to “widen the appeal”; that you will reach more by tailoring content, character and narrative along the generic.
It may seem like a contradiction but, to make it representative is to dilute essence. It’s the direct route to a formulaic result which may provide immediate satisfaction to most, but with no revelatory impact of any kind.
The more specific you are, the deeper you can communicate with everyone. It becomes an unmediated dialogue with the individual. And I can’t think of anything more respectful of an audience..." - an excerpt from the transcript;
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Frontier Media presents

“A fun experiment in writing in and out of a musical mode, inspired by Alinah Azadeh’s beautiful Race Relations Act banner, in which scrolls of coloured fabrics represent the vibrancy of Britain’s mixed cultures. This song examines migration and colonialism, love and the universality of musical language, and was also greatly influenced by the poem If My Homeland is Coloured by Angolan-Portuguese poet Mauricio De Almeida Gomes.” - Nancy Kerr
Nancy Kerr, BBC Folk Singer of the Year 2015,
talks about the inception and creation of her new album Instar in our three insightful promos:
1.0 - Instar: Watch here.
2.0 - Crow's Wing: Watch here.
3.0 - Fragile Water: Watch here.
First Official Image from Frontier Media's production of Seven Notes - the new music video conceived & directed by João Paulo Simões for Nancy Kerr;
And an exclusive look behind-the-scenes of the upcoming music video - beautifully captured by James Fagan;
Sahra Xafsa Ahmed
and Kaltum Osman-Rivers
from Durbaan Dumar
with João Paulo Simões
from Frontier Media
at the world premiere of
Secret Women's Business
Secret Women's Business - Watch it Online Here
Angelina Abel photographed by João Paulo Simões
"My Roots, My Family, My Soul" by Angelina Abel
Frontier Media Behind-The-Scenes
Launching the project at Cinemateca Portuguesa
Watch the RTP Video Here:
First Official Image from the documentary Secret Women's Business
a Frontier Media production for the Durbaan Association
The Vault is Now Unlocked - Visit Here
Our gift to David Lynch
"Excellent. Mysterious. Inconclusive. Lynchian." - Walter Murch
Frontier Media is proud to present:
Catarina Furtado in the upcoming promotional video
for the feature-length project Time & Ten Women.
Preview Clip from Morning Interim
Watch here.